No events scheduled at this time. The paperback edition of HARLEM IS NOWHERE will launch from Back Bay Books January 22, 2013. If you’d like to invite Sharifa to read, chat or teach, please write to hello AT sharifarhodespitts DOT com.
PAST READINGS AND PUBLIC EVENTS
May 5, 2012 | PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York
May 3, 2012 | In conversation with photographer Dawoud Bey and curator Matthew Witkovsky, to celebrate the opening of Bey’s “Harlem, USA” exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago
April 19, 2012 | Panelist, “Millennials, Values, and America’s Future.” The Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, Georgetown University; Washington DC
March 23 + 25, 2012 | Panelist, Tennessee Williams / New Orleans Literary Festival
March 21, 2012 | Nonfiction Program reading series, Department of English; Columbia College, Chicago
March 7-8, 2012 | Nominees reading and award ceremony for 2011 National Book Critics Circle Award
March 6, 2012 | LIVE at the NYPL, hosted by Paul Holdengraber. With Simone Leigh.
February 29, 2012 | Northwood Branch of Enoch Pratt Free Library, Balitmore
February 16, 2012 | Mid-Manhattan Branch Library, New York Public Library
February 15, 2012 | Joint reading / conversation with Nana Brew-Hammond, in conjunction with Laylah Amatullah Barrayn’s photo exhibition “Her Word As Witness: Women Writers of the African Diaspora.” Skylight Gallery, Restoration Plaza, Brooklyn NY
February 12, 2012 | Authors in Conversation, Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco
February 9, 2012 | MFA Writing Program Visiting Artists Series, California Institute of the Arts
December 8, 2011 | “An Evening with Transition”: celebrating the pan-African magazine’s 50th anniversary. The New Museum, NYC. FREE, reserved tickets required.
November 19, 2011 | Enclave Reading Series, NYC
November 17, 2011 | Wellesley College, Newhouse Center for Humanities
November 10, 2011 | The Charleston Library Society, “Wide Angle Lunches Series” 164 King St, Charleston, SC.
November 10, 2011 | Avery Research Center, College of Charleston. Reading and reception.
November 3, 2011 | Community Book Center, 2523 Bayou Road, New Orleans, LA.
October 24, 2011 | University of Texas at Austin, John L. Warfield Center for African and African-American Studies.
October 23, 2011 | Texas Book Festival, Austin, TX. Panel: “The Art of Nonfiction.”
October 22, 2011 | Texas Book Festival, Austin, TX. Lit Crawl. “Porchlight Storytelling: On the Road.”
October 17, 2011 | The New School for Public Engagement, Nonfiction Forum.
October 13, 2011 | New York Society Library, 53 East 79th Street, NYC.
September 16, 2011 | 2nd Annual ringShout reading series at MoCADA (Brooklyn Book Festival). 7-9 p.m. MoCADA, 80 Hanson Place; Fort Greene Brooklyn.
August 13, 2011 | Bidoun Library Saturday Series at the Serpentine Gallery, London.
July 1, 2011 | Terry McMillan Presents, Empowerment Session at the Essence Music Festival, New Orleans.
April 27, 2011 | Alexander Book Company, San Francisco, CA
April 22, 2011 | Elliott Bay Books, Seattle, WA
April 20, 2011 | Sorrento Hotel Penthouse Symposium, Seattle, WA
April 2, 2011 | Objectif Presents a Salon: On the Corner of Third Ward and Harlem. La Botanica at Project Row Houses
March 28, 2011 | Brazos Books
March 28, 2011 | Episcopal High School
March 2, 2011 | RESCHEDULED: Women Writers of the Diaspora reading series, The New School, 6:30pm
February 17, 2011 | NYFA reading series at Barnes & Noble 86th Street, Upper East Side, 7pm
February 10, 2011 | The Brecht Forum, booksigning + forum on Harold Cruse’s The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual
February 1, 2011 | Hue-Man Bookstore, Harlem
January 13, 2011 | launch event at the Studio Museum in Harlem, 7pm
Group Reading, “Hurricane Clarisse Women Writers Salon: Inaugural Event,” curated by LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs. Hotel Griffou, New York, NY; July 18, 2010
Group reading of American writers, Atelier Menilmontant, Paris, France; December 5, 2009
Co-producer, “A Staged Reading of Adrienne Kennedy’s ‘Sleep Deprivation Chamber’ & Community Forum on Police Brutality, Harlem Stage, New York , NY; August 17, 2009
Co-producer and presenter, “A Bastille Day Tribute to Aime Cesaire”, The Shrine in Harlem, July 14, 2008
Guest Lecturer, New York University, “Harlem and Its Landmarks”; June 11, 2008
Guest Lecturer, African-American Literary Arts Series, Lehman College, New York; April 16, 2008
“Breaking Ground” public forum held by Bill T. Jones, featured presenter; Harlem Stage, February 26, 2008
“Between the Lines” group reading, Brooklyn Academy of Music, co-sponsored by A Public Space, New York; December 6, 2007
US-UK Fulbright Commission Scholars Forum, Houses of Parliament, London, England; January 18, 2007
Group Reading for Rona Jaffe Prize at New York University, New York; September 15, 2006
Group reading for Granta magazine (UK) “The View from Africa” tour, Harvard University; February 28, 2006
Solo reading, Sunday Salon, The Studio Museum in Harlem – New York, NY; May 22, 2005
Live radio presentation of radio drama based on essay “Lenox Terminal,” Radiodays exhibition, De Appel Center for Contemporary Art – Amsterdam, The Netherlands; April 22, 2005
Panelist “Transition 101,” Small Press Book Center Annual Fair – New York, NY; December 6, 2004
Reading, Akashic Press and Soft Skull Books night at Barbes Bar – Brooklyn, NY; October 14, 2004